WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issues this statement in response to today's national employment report:
"Today's employment report – 163,000 more Americans going to work in July – is the best since February. The jump in manufacturing employment, starting with durable goods, is especially encouraging.
"This report marks the 29th consecutive month of private sector jobs growth under the Obama recovery. That's almost two and a half years of steady green on the dial – 4.5 million more Americans working.
"We still have an imperative to grow. President Obama has a jobs plan that will move the needle further on the plus side. Let's get to work and put more Americans back in the work force."
SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah